The Open Shop

 

In Part I of The Last Great Strike, Professor White discusses the precursors to the Little Steel Strike.

 

Part I is composed of the following five chapters:

 

  • Like a Penitentiary: Steel and the Origins of the Open Shop

  

  • They Should Honor Us: Work and Conflict in the Open Shop Era 

 

  • Sure, We Have Guns: The Open Shop in the Depression Era  

 

  • I Never Gave That Guy Nothin’: The New Deal and the Changing Landscape  of Labor Relations

  

  • To Banish Fear: The Campaign to Organize Steel

THE LITTLE

STEEL STRIKE

 

The Open Shop

 

Walkout

 

Massacre

 

Struggle

 

Strikebreaking

 

Defeat

 

Aftermath

 

Strikers' Stories